talloo
40 Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
After winning my fifth grade spelling bee on the word "asphalt" I was convinced my life would be paved with a lifetime of success and accolades. Puberty bulldozed those pretensions.

Many years later I've (mostly) overcome the disappointments of adolescence, have a life that's quite fulfilling and learned to rely on spell check to fix mistakes.

Still, through some cosmic set of circumstances, I've been blessed with incredible luck. I have a family that is unconditionally loving and supportive who have taught me to live with an open mind. I've achieved success in a demanding profession that allows me to work with brilliant scientists and engineers around the world. And I've got a collection of brilliant and eccentric friends that keep life interesting.

Now I'm looking for a beautiful woman to enjoy it all with.
What I’m doing with my life
I've been fortunate to have success as an entrepreneur but it's never been a life I've felt comfortable with. So, to paraphrase a great mind, I'm trading a life of asking practical questions for one that asks the eternal.

Wish me luck.
I’m really good at
Eye contact, disarming wit, belly scratches, watermelon selection.

I'm exceptional at knowing the right time to hoot, holler and whisper at a jazz show.
The first things people usually notice about me
If I'm sitting down, curly hair.

If I'm standing up, the center of my chest.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
How about the most recent that I can remember?

Books - The Cairo Trilogies (Mahfouz), And the Band Played On (Shilts), Merchants of Doubt (Orestes), Freud (Gay), Les Miserable (Hugo), Illuminations (Benjamin), Brother Karamozov. Anything by Le Carre.

Poetry - Seamus Heaney and Miller Williams. They are like Irish and American mirror images of one another.

Movies - Dr Strangelove, Seven Psychopaths (anything by Martin McDonagh, really), The Battle of Algiers

TV - The Wire, Deadwood, Justified. Still moved by the exquisite final season of Boardwalk Empire.

Theater - Twelfth Night, Corialanus, The Weir, The Piano Lesson. Looking forward to The Lieutenant of Inishmaan. I just saw Shepard's Particle of Dread at the Signature Theater and loved it.

Music - Gillian Welch, Cole Porter, Ben Webster, Bill Frissell, Detroit Cobras and John Lurie. For better or worse, those are the least obscure musicians on my current rotation.
The six things I could never do without
I don't know what I could or couldn't live without. What I need when I wake up, though, is:

* Fresh coffee beans, preferably of a bold variety
* 18 grams of fine grind
* 200 degree water
* 9 bars of sustained pressure for extraction
* 28-32 seconds of a sustained, smooth pour
* An IV drip to deliver the result into my blood stream
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Which would sink faster in a volcano, a stone or a global warming denier. Can we find out?

I wish I were a drugged tiger. Based on a survey of OKcupid profiles, drugged tigers get all the chicks.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I invented dinosaurs.
You should message me if
In the preceding sections, you'll find enough snark and malformed wit to justify my presence on OKcupid. I'd like to end with a note of earnestness.

I'd like to share a vision of the future with someone. I'd like a partner to kiss in the morning when we wake up, to kiss in the evening when we fall asleep and to share our strength, support and lives during the times in between.

If that sounds appealing, please write.
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